UMaine ladies’s basketball cruises in house opener|
ORONO – The College of Maine ladies’s basketball workforce acquired some payback in its house opener on Sunday afternoon.
After being held scoreless within the second interval in a 67-54 loss to the College of Massachusetts a yr in the past, the Black Bears handed the Minutewomen a 69-48 setback on the Memorial Health club in Orono.
UMaine improved to 2-1 whereas UMass, which graduated its high six scorers off final yr’s WNIT workforce, fell to 1-2.
UMaine led by 20 on the half and survived an 8-0 run by UMass within the third interval through which the Black Bears missed their first six photographs and turned the ball over 4 instances.
Olivia Rockwood’s 3-pointer snapped the drought and the Black Bears went on a 15-3 run to place the sport away.
Fifth-year senior guard Anne Simon’s 27 factors, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and two steals led the Black Bears. Sophomore guard Sarah Talon from Windham had 10 factors and Rockwood had eight factors. Adrianna Smith had seven factors and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Stephanie Kulesza’s 15 factors and 4 rebounds and Bre Bellamy’s 11 factors and 6 rebounds led UMass.
The Black Bears missed their first three area purpose makes an attempt however made 10 of the following 12 to shut out the primary interval with a 23-9 lead.
The Minutewomen used a 9-3 run to open the second interval to shut to inside eight however the Black Bears outscored them 16-4 the remainder of the half to take a 42-22 lead into the intermission.
On one possession with three minutes left within the half, the Black Bears grabbed three successive offensive rebounds and Caroline Bornemann buried a 3-pointer.
Simon had 15 factors within the first half and she or he additionally had six rebounds, 4 assists and two steals.
Bornemann contributed 10 factors, three rebounds and two assists together with a steal.
Talon had eight factors and two rebounds to go together with a steal and a blocked shot.
UMaine shot 48.6 % from the ground together with a 3-for-7 displaying past the 3-point arc.
UMaine additionally outrebounded UMass 20-12 and compelled 11 turnovers whereas turning the ball over simply 4 instances.
Lilly Taulelei’s six factors and 5 apiece by Kristin Williams and Jermany Mapp paced the Minutewomen.